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Margrethe Ramirez

Weekly News!

This week in Room 15 . . .

  • We learned a lot about snails!  We read about snails and watched them all week long.  Students made lots of interesting observations!  Mrs. Gannett visited us again and we looked at their structures, behaviors, and functions.        

  • In reader's workshop, we continued looking closely at characters.  Students revisited the theories they had made about the characters in their own reading and started practicing making good predictions based on what we have observed our characters saying or doing. 

  • In math, we are working on word problems and using different strategies to attack them.  We made math mountains, comparison boxes and practiced writing equations to help us get ready to solve for an unknown number.  

  • In writing, we chose our seed idea for our persuasive pieces.  Be ready to be convinced that your family needs a pet, our own room, trees shouldn't be cut down and that Friday Freeze shouldn't require tickets. 

  • We had another Junior Achievement session with Amy Barbarasch.  This week students learned about businesses and worked as a team to open a restaurant of their own. Students had to work collaboratively to make major decisions about food type, logo design and hiring.  I love seeing their excitement.  
  • March Life Skill focus:  Integrity.

Volunteer Sign Ups


Our school and classroom wouldn't be the same without the help of parents like you.  


Volunteers are required to fill out paperwork, take a quiz, and bring a copy of your driver's license to the office or district office.  Click here to access the requirements.  Many people are already "cleared" with the district.  Please contact the office or myself if you are unsure of your status.


I have only received one parent driver form and have 2 parents that said they can attend our trip as passengers.  WE will NOT be able to go on the Moraga History trip unless we have drivers to take around the 24 students in our class.  The trip is on Tuesday, April 25th.  An email went home Friday, March 17th with the driver form attached.  PLEASE HELP US!


Thank you for all the support you provide in and out of the classroom.













Weekly Reminders

Students should practice their recorder each night we have homework.  The expectation is 5 minutes each night.  


March Monthly Mania is due on Tuesday, March 28th.


Dissmissal 12:12 on Friday, March 31st.


Spirit Week:  March 27-31

Mustache Monday

Country Tuesday

Wacky Wednesday

Sports Thursday

PJ Day Friday















Raz-Kids Reading

Raz-Kids log in: http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login The code for our class is mmramirez.  Students select their name and they each have a pass-code icon.  We have practiced using the program at school.  


Raz-Kids is reading homework for one night each week.  Students should read or listen to a story and then take a quiz. Students should aim for a score of  8, 9, or 10 on the first attempt.  





Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders are placed every 3-5 weeks.  I usually send home Scholastic book fliers every month.  The due date for orders will be listed here as well as on the Scholastic website. 



Books can be ordered by visiting Scholastic and using our class code: LW9P2.